Thursday, January 10, 2008

Three Down, One to Go...

Today I begin my last semester of grad school at Dominican! It seems like just yesterday I was realizing that I wanted to be a librarian and that I would pursue my MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science). How swiftly time doth fly. My last three classes are listed below with their course descriptions:

History of the Book - From Gutenberg to the present; introduction to publishing, printing processes, book design (typography, illustration, binding) and distribution.

Literacy and Library Involvement - An overview of library involvement in literacy programming in local communities. Emphasis will be placed on examining community needs for literacy services, developing and implementing library literacy services to meet those needs and building partnerships and networks with literacy providers and other community groups.

Library User Instruction - An introduction to the principles of information literacy with two emphases: developing a conceptual framework for library user education, including an overview of learning theory, teaching methods and instructional design; and applying the theory in practical library teaching/learning situations.

Presently I have a full-time job and a wedding to plan, why not throw my last semester of Grad school into the mix?

5 comments:

Amy and Andrew said...

Well, if there's anyone who can pull it off gracefully, it's you. Hope you enjoy your classes! They sound good, especially the History of the Book.

Melissa said...

These classes sound fascinating to me, making me wonder if I missed my calling to be a librarian - and your classmate. I'm so proud of and thrilled for you as you wrap up this season of your life and move on to new and exciting opportunities. Go get 'em, tiger! :)

Alli said...

Wow, I can't believe you're almost done with grad school! It gives me hope that it won't seem like I'm in school for the rest of my life.

heidi said...

What. How in all the world can you be at your last semester? I think that's crazy. I've been in class forever.

Differently than Melissa I do not think I have missed my calling looking at your classes. I like books and all but seriously. ;)

The Lindahl News said...

Can it be??? Home stretch now, girl. Good goin'!